The mother of Jesus in art, life and devotion.
De Maria, numquam satis.
Because thou wast unworthy to receive the grace thyself, it was given to Mary, in order that, through her, thou mightest receive all.
- St Bernard of Clairvaux
Mary is the friend who is ever concerned that wine not be lacking in our lives. She is the woman whose heart was pierced by a sword and who understands all our pain.
- Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
Our Lady is very kind and benevolent towards those who are suffering in purgatory. She visits them continuously and gives them comfort and relief.
- St Vincenzo Ferreri
Let us pray to the Virgin Mary that she help us to walk together in faith and charity.
- Pope Francis
Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to Mary, who is queen even of God’s heart.
- St Maximilian Kolbe
The Blessed Virgin is like a good mother who, not content with looking after all her children in general, watches over each one separately.
- St John Vianney
O, blessed are they who bind themselves with love and confidence to these two anchors of salvation: Jesus and Mary. Certainly, they will not be lost.
- St Alphonsus Liguori
Regina Angelorum! Queen of the Angels! What a foretaste of heaven it is to think thus of Mary, our mother ceaselessly accompanied by legions of angels!
- Pope John XXIII
If we desire to find the grace of God, let us go to Mary, who has found it, and always finds it.
- Richard St Lawrence
The perfection of Mary is resplendent above that of all the saints.
- St Gregory
God has placed the whole Church, not only under the patronage, but even under the dominion of Mary.
- St Antoninus
No other soul on earth ever practised so perfectly as the Blessed Virgin the lesson taught by our Saviour that we must always pray, and not lose heart (Luke 18:1).
It is to Our Lady people at sea look when there is a storm. That’s why we call her Stella Maris, Star of the Sea.
- A Maltese priest
Let us imitate in something the great humility of the most holy Virgin.
- St Teresa of Avila
O beautiful loadstone of hearts, draw also my miserable heart to thyself.